PowerBook 3400 M3553 Track Pad Replacement
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How to replace the track pad once the track pad panel has been removed.
- Author: Michael Mondragon
- Time required: 20 minutes
- Difficulty: Difficult
Your track pad is one of the most important parts of your PowerBook's user interface. If the track pad is damaged you will need to use an external mouse or replace the track pad. This is one of the hardest parts to get to in the computer. Before attempting, make sure you will be able to keep the removed parts organized to aid in reassembly.
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Turn the computer over and open the display. You should see that the keyboard is loose.
Before attempting to remove the keyboard, note that a ribbon cable connects the keyboard to the logic board. Improper removal may damage your keyboard.
Carefully lift the front of the keyboard up slightly and then slide the keyboard towards yourself.
Then carefully lift the top half of the keyboard and rotate it towards yourself.
Push the display screen back to give yourself enough space to remove the side panels.
Before removing the side panels, note that removing the side panels hastily will damage the underlying panel screw. However, this will not affect the functionality of your PowerBook.
Remove the panels on either side by gently but firmly pulling up on them with both hands.